Ethan Hankins

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Biographical Information[edit]

Pitcher Ethan Hankins was drafted in the Compensation Round of the 2018 amateur draft, with the 35th pick, by the Cleveland Indians. The pick was compensation for the Philadelphia Phillies having signed Carlos Santana as a free agent the previous off-season. Hankins had been a high-profile high school player, as a member of the U-18 USA junior national baseball team. He played in the 2017 U-18 Baseball World Cup held in Thunder Bay, ON in September 2017. He was 1-0 with a 0.75 ERA for the champs, fanning 27 in 12 innings and giving up only three hits and three walks. He beat the Netherlands and did very well against runner-up South Korea in a no-decision. He was second to Fumimura Taura in strikeouts in the Cup and was named the All-Star starting pitcher.

He began his professional career in 2018 with the AZL Indians 2, making 2 starts and pitching 3 innings with no decisions. He had a more substantial year in 2019, when he played for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers of the New York-Penn League and the Lake County Captains of the Midwest League. His combined mark was 0-3, 2.55 in 14 games, 13 of them starts. His pitch count was kept low, which explains the lack of wins and his total of just 60 innings. In addition to the solid ERA, he struck out 71 batters and gave up just 43 hits, all markers of future success. That could not come immediately, however, as the minor leagues were shut down in 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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